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Balearic Islands Yacht Charter

The Balearic Islands have always been popular as a yacht charter destination, well known for a sunny climate, spectacular beaches, nature parks, nightlife and archaeological ruins.

Mangusta 130 Yacht SHANE in Ibiza
Port in Menorca at night with boats in mooring
Rocky coast in Mallorca
Boat in the turquoise waters of Formentera, Balearic islands

Balearic Islands Yacht Charter : The Ultimate Guide

The Balearic Islands have always been popular as a yacht charter destination, well known for a sunny climate, spectacular beaches, nature parks, nightlife and archaeological ruins.

The Balearic Islands : Spain’s Island Getaways

Located east from mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands are accessible via flights to Palma de Mallorca Airport on Mallorca, Menorca Airport just southwest of Mahón on Menorca or Ibiza Airport on Ibiza. Due to the proximity of the Balearics to mainland Spain, many yacht charter guests also opt to begin their yacht charter in Barcelona, Valencia or Denia.

The Balearic Islands themselves include Mallorca (Majorca), Menorca (Minorca), Cabrera, Ibiza, Formentera and S’Espalmador, with the three most popular islands being Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.

Booking a luxury yacht charter is a fantastic way to explore the Balearics and discover the culture and scenery as many areas are accessible only by boat.

Rocky coast in Mallorca
Yacht cruising through open sea in Balearics

When to Visit the Balearic Islands on a Yacht Charter?

High season in the Balearics stretches from May to September, with the busiest months being July and August when it is hot and dry. Summer temperatures average 27 to 30 degrees Celsius, though the islands are blessed with cooling sea breezes.

Spring is a lovely time to visit the Balearics when the fiestas are starting and the weather is warm. Autumn still hovers around 18 to 25 degrees Celsius and you’ll find off-peak seasons still have mild and pleasant weather, making the Balearics an appealing yacht charter destination in any season.

Why Visit the Balearic Islands on a Yacht Charter?

The Balearic Islands have been ruled by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, and Spaniards, all of whom have left their mark with impressive architecture, diverse cuisine and lasting traditions contributing to the unhurried culture.

There are bustling coastal resorts as well as sleepy bohemian villages; you can find pumping nightclubs as well as quiet tapas bars.

The clear turquoise waters are ideal for trying out your charter yacht’s water toys – spend a morning paddle boarding, go diving, or snorkel at a treasure chest of beautiful beaches and coves.

The diversity on offer is excellent for all yacht charter guests – whether you prefer to lounge onboard your private yacht during the day and party at night, go shopping, head inland for outdoor activities such as hiking or indulge in a yoga retreat or spa day ashore.

The Balearic Islands have something for all budgets; you can charter a day boat with a group exploring deserted coves and beaches, or book a longer Balearics yacht charter where Bespoke Yacht Charter can suggest off-the-beaten path beaches, restaurants and bars and spectacular places to anchor.

The Islands


Menorca, located northeast of Mallorca is a quieter alternative to Mallorca or Ibiza. It is a fantastic…


First stop for many yacht charters is Palma de Mallorca, known as Palma. Palma de Mallorca is the island…


Known as the ‘White Isle’, Ibiza is famous for its hedonistic nightlife however it is a fantastic…


Ibiza’s sister island is just half an hour south by boat and the perks of having your own private yacht…


S’Espalmador (Isla de Espalmador) is a tiny uninhabited island, between Formentera and Ibiza and…

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Book a Balearic Islands Yacht Charter

Undoubtedly, it’s an incredible experience renting a motor yacht or sailboat to cruise around the Balearics. As well as island hopping, yacht charter guests in Spain can extend their itinerary to include rejuvenated Valencia, vibrant Barcelona or cruise further west to the marinas on the popular Costa del Sol coast.

To check availability and book a charter, please get in touch with Bespoke Yacht Charter today.